Sunday, April 18, 2010
Book Review: Lament
TITLE: Lament-The Faerie Queen's Deception
PART IN SERIES: Book 1 of 2 so far
AUTHOR: Maggie Stiefvater
GENRE: Young adult, faeries, fantasy, romance
PREMISE: At a music compition Dierdre meets Luke who turns her world upside down. Soon she's in a battle with the faerie queen for not only his soul but her best friend as well.
MY REVIEW: I was fairly skeptical of this book at first. I've heard many comparisons of Stiefvater's writing to Meyers and we all know how I feel about Meyer ;) But I actually think she's a lot better even if she is guilty of using the occasional theosaurus word. While this book did have a lot of scenarios that were similar to other books (Twilight, Mortal Instruments, and Wicked Lovely to name a few) I found myself getting into it and really enjoying it.
I liked Dierdre. I adored James. The two of them interacting plus Dierdre's family dynamics (I loved Granna and was bummed that she died) was part of the charm of this book. I admit I'm a little lukewarm about Luke (no pun intended) but mostly because I didn't get much sense of his personality and I felt that he and Dierdre's romance was rather rushed. I do wish more time had been spent on that, but other then those few qualms this book was rather good. I cannot wait for the sequel which apparently is going to have more of James (yay!) and I think I'm now going to buy Shiver now.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Wicked Lovely, Twilight fans, faerie book junkies, you like romances
MY RATING: Four out of Five harps
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